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[News] Attacks on Free Software Comes Through False Marketing and FUD Marketing

  • Subject: [News] Attacks on Free Software Comes Through False Marketing and FUD Marketing
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 15:35:01 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"

,----[ Quote ]
| The ultimate irony? What is really posted on 
| GitHub, at least as far as 15 minutes of 
| searching would reveal, is not even the API 
| itself, but merely a wrapper written Ruby for 
| the API.
| Open source? NOT.
| The second instance of attempted-open-source-
| by-association was for a new 
| software/hardware/storage bundle I can't tell 
| you about until Monday. On Monday, a vendor 
| will be introducing what it says is the first 
| "open" product for <ok, I can't tell you that 
| yet>. The vendor has determined that its new 
| product is "open" because it will be 
| publishing an API.
| Open source? NOT.
| Open? Well, let me just note that Windows has 
| had an API for decades (it is an operating 
| system after all). After so many rounds with 
| antitrust litigation in both in the U.S. and 
| in Europe, I doubt anyone would call it open.
| Can a software product that publishes its API 
| legitimately claim that it is open?


Why is Jive bad-mouthing Drupal and Liferay?

,----[ Quote ]
| In a somewhat Quixotic quest, Jive Software 
| has been showcasing a white paper titled 
| "Jive vs. Open Source" (PDF), with a page 
| devoted to what it claims are the negatives 
| of Drupal and Liferay.
| On one hand, as CMS Watch argues, it's 
| Marketing 101 to accentuate one's positives 
| while highlighting the competition's 
| weaknesses.
| But by choosing to focus on open source, in 
| general, and Drupal, in particular, Jive has 
| effectively taken out a billboard 
| advertisement that essentially proclaims: 
| "We're really worried about Drupal. It's a 
| big-time threat to our business."
| [...]
| Jive doesn't have the heft of Microsoft, but 
| perhaps it's taking a page from the same 
| marketing handbook.



Are SugarCRM, Socialtext, Zimbra, Scalix and others abusing the term "open

,----[ Quote ]
| The next time you see the phrase "open source" used in association with
| some software, be advised that you'll need to take that claim with a
| grain of salt.

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